25.1 | Sara Luco

Re-Mapping the “Shitopolis of Santiagony”: David Aniñir’s Proposal for a Borderized Mapuche Identity Abstract In the collection of poems Mapurbe: Venganza a raíz by the indigenous Chilean author David Aniñir, a renewed Mapuche-Indian identitary discourse is being created through re-mapping the Chilean capital of Santiago and its Mapuche inhabitants from a Thirdspace perspective. Aniñir provides… Continue reading 25.1 | Sara Luco

25.1 | Lode Lauwaert

Masterclass | Erotiek en moderniteit Roland Barthes’ lezing van Sade In the middle of the last century many philosophers were interested in the novels of Marquis de Sade. These thinkersheld that Sade made us aware of the latent and cruel nature of human sexuality. This means that they rely on Sade to formulate a timeless,… Continue reading 25.1 | Lode Lauwaert

25.1 | Kiene Brillenburg Wurth and Inge van de Ven

Posthumously Speaking: Thanatography in a Posthuman Age Abstract In this article we explore thanatographic writing, fictional writings writing of and from death addressing the issue of survival, in the light of posthumanism and our current information age. We aim to show how thanatographic writing reveals deep-seated anxieties about storage, retrieval, memory and forgetting in the… Continue reading 25.1 | Kiene Brillenburg Wurth and Inge van de Ven

25.1 | David de Kam, Katrien van Riet and Hans Verhees

An interview with Manuela Rossini On March 1, 2012, Frame and David de Kam, a young scholar who wrote his thesis on the Grand Narrative of posthumanism, met with dr. Manuela Rossini. Dr. Rossini shared her views on posthumanism, interaction with other life forms, and a global ethics of difference. Manuela Rossini is an independent… Continue reading 25.1 | David de Kam, Katrien van Riet and Hans Verhees

25.1 | Francesca Ferrando

Towards A Posthumanist Methodology. A Statement. Abstract In the emerging field of Posthuman Studies, extensive debate has been formulated on what is Posthumanism. The main focus has been directed towards the contents and meanings of a posthuman paradigm shift, while the methodology employed to reflect upon has hardly been disputed. This statement argues the potential… Continue reading 25.1 | Francesca Ferrando

24.2 | Coco d’Hont

Masterclass | On Sadomasochism, Fantasy and Transgression: Rethinking Power and Gender through Histoire d’O Abstract Histoire d’O by Pauline Réage is described by some critics as horrible sadomasochistic pornography which glorifies patriarchy and violence against women. However, if one reads the novel as a fictional exploration of certain ideas instead of a depiction of reality,… Continue reading 24.2 | Coco d’Hont

24.2 | Joost Vormeer

Masterclass | A ‘Perverse’ Stereoscopic Vision in Gustave Flaubert’s Salammbô Abstract This article investigates the possibility of a stereoscopic vision in Gustave Flaubert’s novel Salammbô, a gloomy narrative of erotic obsession. Referring to Jonathan Crary’s study Techniques of the Observer in which the author explains the epistemological differences between eighteenth century and nineteenth century notions… Continue reading 24.2 | Joost Vormeer

24.2 | Rob van Gerwen

Lezen doe je niet met je lichaam: Wat is literaire pornografie? Abstract Pornography presents the viewer with sexuality in a deliciously facile way and allows him to fantasise taking part in it. For the reader of pornographic literature there’s nothing to see, however. In this article I explore the conceptual possibility of ‘literary pornography,’ given… Continue reading 24.2 | Rob van Gerwen

24.2 | Bart Smout

Het ontklede woord: Literatuur en erotiek volgens Georges Bataille Abstract Literature and erotism seem to be two very different cases. Can a novel be literary and erotic at the very same time? And is there a literary quality that can be subscribed to erotism? In his essay “Het ontklede woord”, Bart Smout tries to answer… Continue reading 24.2 | Bart Smout

24.2 | Anne Morey and Claudia Nelson

Phallus and Void in Kipling’s “The Vampire” and Its Progeny Abstract On one level, Rudyard Kipling’s “The Vampire” (1897) and the works inspired by it, particularly Porter Emerson Browne’s “A Fool There Was” (1909) and its 1915 film adaptation, dramatize anxieties surrounding the woman’s superiority to male attempts at sexual domination. Freud’s contemporaneous theories on… Continue reading 24.2 | Anne Morey and Claudia Nelson